8:00 Book Signing
Please join us on Wednesday, October 9 for a lecture and book signing with Hardball host and best-selling author Chris Matthews on his latest book, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked (Publish Date: October 1, 2013). Tickets for the event are $48 per person and include a dinner preceding the lecture. Books must be purchased at the Reagan Library’s Museum Store to receive signature. Books may be pre-purchased during the reservation process.
In Tip and the Gipper, Chris Matthews, Tip O’Neill’s former Chief-of-Staff, shares the one-of-a-kind story of the friendship between President Reagan and the Speaker of the House. Drawing not only on his own remarkable knowledge from working with Speaker O’Neill for six years but on extensive interviews with those closest to his subjects, Matthews brings this unlikely friendship to life, rendering a lively and novelistic read and a timely object lesson in how bipartisan cooperation can work.
Following time serving in the Peace Corps in Africa, Chris Matthews worked in the US Senate. He later became a White House presidential speechwriter, and a top aide to Speaker of the House, Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr.
In the late 1980s, Chris switched to full-time journalism, serving as Washington Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Examiner. He began his career on television in 1994 as host of a two-hour nightly program on the NBC-owned America’s Talking network. Three years later, he launched Hardball, now on MSNBC, which was the title of his best-selling handbook on real-life politics published in 1988. He has been on the air every weekday night since.
He is the author of five best-selling books.
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